In 2018 we celebrate 40 years of KRONEN and on occasion of the anniversary we have decided to focus on the people behind KRONEN. After all they are the actual makers of our company‘s success story!
We introduce: Uwe Monschein, Construction Mechanic
KRONEN produces a big deal of the delivered machines and processing line for the Fresh-cut, catering, gourmet and food industry at its own production, on the 5000 sqm plant in Kehl at the Rhine.
In the production machines are built in series production and in special construction, depending on if it is a standard model or an individual fabrication. After the pre-fabrication and before the machines can be installed finally, the sheet metal construction comes in:
Who is Uwe Monschein?
For 22 years Uwe Monschein has been with the company already. He knows KRONEN from times when it was still a 30 person business focused on merchandising machines. And he experienced the change of KRONEN becoming a production oriented medium-sized company at first hand. Many things have changed, but he is still here.
After his professional education for plant mechanics at a boiler making and container construction company and his job for another production enterprise from the region, he heard about the position at KRONEN in 1996 - and since that date he is a construction mechanic in the sheet metal construction. In the beginning he worked for the special construction team, in the meantime he is responsible for welding the series machine models.
What is Uwe Monschein's job?
Uwe Monschein raises a machine from all the single parts it consists of. It grows to what it shall become in the end. It takes more than a week to grow one entire casing. But also welding all the numerous small components needs several days.
During the so-called TIG welding process an electrical arc is created between the work piece and the tungsten electrode. The welding rod is held into this arc and is melt by this, just as the workpiece material. By this means an especially fine and clean welding line will is formed, without any flying sparks.
However, protective clothes are essential of course: helmet, hand gloves and jacket – because light’s intensity is blazing. Uwe Monschein works on belt cutting machine GS 10-2 mainly: it is one of the best-seller standard machines by KRONEN, proven a thousand fold and optimized for salad, vegetable, fruit and herbs, but also meat, fish, sausage and other products can be cut accurately and in many variations.
This is what Uwe Monschein says about his work with KRONEN:
“I am proud of my 22 years of employment with KRONEN, and that in this time I was enabled to learn so much. In all these years I built many, many machines, and even today this still gives me great satisfaction. This is also due, not least, to great colleagues.“